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09-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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K-m to be available as *Body Only* in UK

Two online camera shops here in UK are taking deposits for Pentax K-m. Shipping expected to arrive in November. Quite a few bundles available:

K-m + DA L 18-55
K-m + DA L 18-55 + DA L 55-200
K-m + DA L 18-55 + DA 55-300
K-m + DA 18-250
K-m + DA 21 Limited
K-m + DA 35 Macro Limited
K-m + DA 40 Limited
K-m + DA 70 Limited
K-m + FA 50

The price for K-m + DA L 18-55 is 399, for the rest prices to be confirmed. I expect something like 349-369 for body only. As for the *Limited bundles*, I expect less than 700, maybe even less than 600 for K-m + DA 40 Limited. But these are just my speculations (maybe some wishful thinking included in the price). Here are the links:

Pentax K-m Digital SLR Cameras - Digital SLR Cameras - SRS Microsystems

Pentax Digital SLRs - Digital SLRs - Park Cameras Online


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09-25-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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Have to say I'm surprized by those figures. Here in Japan at my favourite camera shop in Tokyo the K-m costs
GBP 280 body only
GBP 300 + kit lens
GBP 350 + double lens kit

What's ironic is that a new k20d body now only costs GBP 400 !

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09-25-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by oliver Quote
Have to say I'm surprized by those figures. Here in Japan at my favourite camera shop in Tokyo the K-m costs
GBP 280 body only
GBP 300 + kit lens
GBP 350 + double lens kit

What's ironic is that a new k20d body now only costs GBP 400 !

Oliver

Well, I suppose it means import taxes + shipping costs = ~100... Anyway, if I ever make it to Japan I'm sure I'll spend quite a sum on Pentax stuff .
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QuoteOriginally posted by oliver Quote
Have to say I'm surprized by those figures. Here in Japan at my favourite camera shop in Tokyo the K-m costs
GBP 280 body only
GBP 300 + kit lens
GBP 350 + double lens kit

What's ironic is that a new k20d body now only costs GBP 400 !
Wow, GBP 400 for K20D?! It's the price of K200D in europe...
I would buy one right away. No, I would buy two!

Anyway, such low price for K20D shows that Pentax sales are not going well at all.

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Well I'm not sure that its a reflection of sales of the k20d.
In general, most pentax stuff here in Japan (aside from DA*) is very moderately priced in my opinion. For example, a new DA 12-24 can be had for GBP 350.
The odd thing is that Sigma stuff is just as expensive as UK or more so.
I'm fighting temptation to upgrade my k100d which I've only had for 18 months given the prices of k10d and k20d.

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09-25-2008, 06:09 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by manuletterbox2 Quote
K-m + DA 18-250
Probably the best travel SLR solution on market right now
09-25-2008, 06:24 AM   #7
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Probably the best travel SLR solution on market right now
Indeed. Now a Pentax version SDM only of the Tokina 16.5-135 (16.5-135mm F3.5-5.6) would add a nice travel alternative, cheaper than the 18-250.
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I can only find deposits!? not the final price as i think it's too early for them to get real prices. It always the way with a new camera.

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I can only find deposits!? not the final price as i think it's too early for them to get real prices. It always the way with a new camera.
Like I said, the only price shown is for K-m + DA L 18-55 kit - 399 at Park Cameras; rest of the prices to be confirmed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
Wow, GBP 400 for K20D?!
I purchased new K20D for USD $650 in USA in July (counting -$100 rebate and -$250 m$ cashback - both received and 3% cashback on my credit card)... now that is just GBP $351.
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I purchased new K20D for USD $650 in USA in July (counting -$100 rebate and -$250 m$ cashback - both received and 3% cashback on my credit card)... now that is just GBP $351.
And I paid 370 for my K10D back in April... That's not to say I'm not happy with it, it's a better camera than I am a photographer.
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Anyway, if I ever make it to Japan I'm sure I'll spend quite a sum on Pentax stuff .
Use an electronics broker. PriceJapan.com
i.com - y^bNX PENTAX K20D {fB ir
I've used Price Japan before. They charge 5%. So a K20D is $825+5%+shipping+insurance. Pentax has an international warranty remember.

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